Open call for obsolete sounds! This project is really fascinating. They're requesting recordings of sounds from our environment, old tech, etc. that are no longer commonplace and then those will be reimagined by sound artists "to draw attention to the world’s disappearing soundscapes." https://citiesandmemory.com/2022/05/open-call-your-field-recordings-of-obsolete-sounds-wanted/
This is why we can't have nice things in the public domain. https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/430297/winnie-the-pooh-blood-and-honey-violent-new-horror-film-reworks-a-childhood-classic-images/
Just finished a long-overdue read, George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four". This is a story where every act is a political act; no wonder it seems increasingly relevant by the year. I dig deeper here: https://schmud.de/books/1984.html
“For bitcoin to succeed, miners can’t indefinitely siphon off enough value to justify their current valuations. … Current mining company valuations seem to bake a belief that this number will go up in the long run, in spite of halvings. I don’t buy it.”
An enlightening review of "Aquatic and Other Worlds" by @geetadayal. Composer Oksana Linde’s debut album, collected works from 1983-1989, is a real gem. https://4columns.org/dayal-geeta/oksana-linde
Huh. I didn’t know Mobygames had used their data to assemble something like this. Very interesting indeed.
P.S. he meant to say Ukraine. But that hardly matters here.
Love this little exercise on implementing a node on a linked list just using set constructs. It even has a bug, which @wallingf dutifully patches using so-called "Wiener pairs" and higher-order sets - https://www.cs.uni.edu/~wallingf/blog/archives/monthly/2022-04.html#e2022-04-13T14_27_47.htm
"When TikTok banned content from non-Russian channels for Russian users, it played into the Kremlin’s strategy to discourage dissent through internet control. [...] This unannounced restriction removes an estimated 95% of the content previously available" https://tracking.exposed/blog/tiktok-russia-the-emerging-splinternet/
I love Italian coffee, German beer, and the American interpretation of both.
"[In January 2022] the country would be submitting a bid to have Italian espresso recognized by UNESCO as part of the nation’s 'intangible cultural heritage.'" https://italicsmag.com/2022/05/05/is-italian-espresso-next-in-line-for-unesco-status/
Never read Dracula before? Would you like to read it.... over RSS? Dracula is entirely made up of letters, telegrams, newspaper articles. Each has a date, between May 3rd and November 10th, Last year, and now this year, Dracula Daily has offered people the ability to read the classic novel "in real time". It just started, so if you add https://draculadaily.substack.com/feed to your newsreader, you can follow along this year. #rss
An Italian translation of my article "Information Warfare Is Without Limits and So Are Its Consequences" was published by Q Code Magazine!
Questo intervento sulla guerra #cibernetica – per capire meglio le dimensioni del conflitto fra #Russia e #Ucraina. https://www.qcodemag.it/interventi/la-guerra-dellinformazione-e-senza-limiti-e-senza-limiti-sono-le-conseguenze/
Turing Complete. Art. Lisp.
👥 Working on identity tools in Turin, Italy.
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